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URGENT!!! Server 2003 SBS hangs when verifying network connections

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Hi,

i have a client of me who has an SBS 2003. they had a problem with the server this afternoon. They switched networkcard and then did a reboot. After this reboot the server hangs when verifying his network connection. Aldo its not hanging because the status bar keeps moving.

How can i solve this?? this is extremly urgent. as the server has to be up and running in the morning.
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by:Popeyediceclay
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Try putting the old card back in.  Why was it replaced?
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by:Nik
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I guess they have a driver problems. The best way is to put the old card back in and try again when server won't be used...
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by:Rik Van Lier
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the card is not replaced, server has 2 internal lan connections.  switched from one to the other
same issue when switching back.
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Maybe try rebooting into Safe Mode and disabling one of the network cards.  Could also try "netsh int ip reset" from the command line and will reconfigure TCP/IP settings.
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by:Rik Van Lier
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ok we are one step further, server starts again. But no internet connection and clients get no ip from server. DHCP and DNS are running on server.

Any idea's?
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What changed?
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by:Rik Van Lier
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did safe mode, disabled the second lan and put original settings back.
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by:Popeyediceclay
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Can the server ping anything?  Did you move the network cable to the working port?  Or is this what the original problem was?
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by:Rik Van Lier
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Hey, yes this was the original problem. This afternoon suddenly no internet and no connections more to the clients
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by:Popeyediceclay
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Did you verify that the network cable was good?  Are you getting link lights on the network port side on the server and switch side?  Try a different switch port?

Is there anything different about the two network cards?  Maybe try disabling the first one and then enable the second again, shouldn't need to reboot for this.
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by:Rik Van Lier
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cable ok, lights ok.

when i give my client a fixed ip i get internet but no shares
when i give server fixed ip no internet and no shares

when i put dhcp on client i do not receive any ip from server
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by:Popeyediceclay
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I suppose it could be a bad card on the server, try the second suggestion:

Is there anything different about the two network cards?  Maybe try disabling the first one and then enable the second again, shouldn't need to reboot for this.

Could also try "netsh int ip reset" from the command line and will reconfigure TCP/IP settings.
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by:Rik Van Lier
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OK i did solved the problem, there was a fault in the switch! i will transfer the point for helping me startup the server again! thanks for your help!
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